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Car won't start.

Won't start. It's been in an accident. Seems like there is no fuel pumping. When I turn key and press gas pedal nothing happens, only starter works... I heard about some kind of a button that resets after an accident and does not allow the fuel to be pumped into an engine. Do you guys know anything about it? thanks

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It sounds like you have to push your fuel cut off switch, the switch could under your hood or in by the dash somewhere.have a look at your owners manual it will be in there or you can ask your local dealer where the fuel cut switch is on your car.

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